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Oedipus complex
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Abstract: The Oedipus complex, a central concept in Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical clinical work and theory of culture, is used in religious studies to explain the origin and function of religion. I…

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Hetty Zock, “Oedipus complex”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000173>
First published online: 2016

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